History Monday: It’s History!!!!


                           Vogue Cover 1963

 Answer:      “Standing Tall”

Question:      Bernard Rudofsky?

“Yep!  Vienna trained architect Bernard Rudofsky became an intellectual celebrity.   Although not household name, Rudofsky questioned every aspect of modernism (from architecture and museum installations to textiles and fashion)….The 1944 show “Are Clothes Modern?”  that he curated at the Museum of Modern Art (in NYC) included shoes…. (Some of which he ridiculed for their unwearableness and others which he praised–were modeled after sandals from “antiquity”)….Soon after, Rudofsky founded “Bernardo Sandals” and by 1960 the fabulous and the one and only Jackie O (aka Former First Lady Jackie Kennedy) was said to own 16 colors of the same pair….

      Rudofsky designed the American pavilion for the 1958  Worlds Fair in Brussels and  after decamping to Japan he analyzed Japanese culture in “The Kimona Mind”…..Bernardo Sandals was relaunched in 2001….

(Renee’s Aside:  “I’d like one pair of each Bernardo Sandals design–in every color–in exchange for a motion picture product placement….”)  special thanks: Carol Kino (NYT)


                         Hillary Clinton portrait 

 Either way–IT  (the pant suit) belongs in the  Smithsonian”….Or it belongs on exhibit at the next “Costume Institute Gala”….

                                                     Anna Wintour of Vogue 


Tom and Katie at the 2008 Costume Institute Gala 

Above Tom and Katie and Anna Wintour (of Vogue attending  The MET’s 2008 “Costume Institute Gala” held annually in New York City )


Disney will distribute Renee Baker Studios’  first motion picture, in movie theatres worldwide, under an “output deal” valued at $73.5 million dollars…..